We hold an annual banquet (April) to celebrate science in central Illinois. This flyer should be printed and mailed to us to reserve your spot at the banquet.

Our 2024 banquet will be held on Friday, April 12, 2024 at the Cater Inn. Dinner starts at 6:30the facility opens for socializing at 6 p.m. We look forward to seeing you there.

We provide a formal award to our scholarship winner for the year.

We also announce our annual science treasure hunt.

Ed Stermer will be our guest speaker. Ed Stermer is a professor of geology and the chair of Earth /Physical Science at Illinois Central College.  He has taught at ICC for the past 23 years and has loved (almost) every minute of it.  Before ICC, he worked as an environmental geologist in his hometown of Chicago, Illinois.  He is a graduate of the University of Illinois and the University of Iowa.

Rediscovering the ICC Mammoth. In 1973, two teeth, a portion of a tusk and many bone fragments of a mammoth were unearthed at the Illinois Central College East Peoria Campus.   After sitting in a cabinet for over 40 years, these remains were finally analyzed to unlock some of the biological and geological mysteries of the ICC mammoth.  This new scientific evidence provides a “snapshot” of the life of the mammoth and the environment 17,000 years ago when large Ice Age animals roamed the tundra of what is now Central Illinois.

Please share this information